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Supporting Indigenous writers on Wurundjeri Country.

After our NAIDOC 2020, Christmas can celebrate Indigenous writers on Wurundjeri Country.

Let’s support them – their books make great gifts!

For the kids:

Welcome to Country

Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

Shortlisted NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and NSW Premier’s History Awards 2017

Winner, Environment Award for Children’s Literature, The Wilderness Society. 

https://www.booktopia.com.au/welcome-to-country-aunty-joy-murphy/book/9781922244871.html

Wilam: A Birrurung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy and Andrew Kelly

Shortlisted 2020 Childrens’ Book of the Year Award.

https://www.booktopia.com.au/wilam-a-birrarung-story-aunty-joy-murphy/book/9781925381764.html

Young Dark Emu                                                                                             

Bruce Pascoe

Winner,  2020 Australian Booksellers Association Kids’ Reading Guide Children’s Book of the Year

Shortlisted, 2020 ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12), 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Eve Pownall Award, 2020 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and2020 Indie Book Awards: Children’s

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/young-dark-emu-by-bruce-pascoe-9781925360844

Our Home, Our Heart

Adam Briggs, Kate Moon and Rachael Sarra, https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/our-home-and-our-heartbeat-by-adam-briggs-and-kate-moon-and-rachael-sarra-9781760504168

Indigenous writers working on Wurundjeri Country:

Carpentaria

Alexis Wright

Winner 2007 Miles Franklin Award

Tracker

Alexis Wright

Winner Stella Prize Award 2018

Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton

Winner: 2019 Indie Book Award for Illustrated Fiction.

https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/marcia-langton_s-welcome-to-country-by-marcia-langton/9781741175431

POETRY

Inside my mother

Ali Cobby Eckermann

Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize 2017

Walk Back Over

Jeanine Leane

Three PoemsThe Lifted Brow

Susie Anderson, 2015, https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/three-poems-by-susie-anderson

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State

Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, and Edwina Howell

https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-aboriginal-tent-embassy-gary-foley/book/9780415839518.html

Pandora’s Box: The Council for Aboriginal Affairs 1967-1976

Gary Foley and Edwina Howell (eds)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/192870661

Indigenous writers Outside Wurundjeri Country:

The Yield

Tara June Winch

Winner 2020 Miles Franklin Award, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, People’s Choice Award and Book of the Year 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/yield-the-9780143785750

Benang: From the Heart

Kim Scott

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2000. Find it at: https://www.fremantlepress.com.au/products/benang-from-the-heart

Talking to my Country

Stan Grant

Winner of the 2016 Walkley Book Award, 2016 National Trust Heritage Award, shortlisted 2016 NIB Waverley Library Award and the 2016 Queensland Literary Award

Rabbit Proof Fence

Doris Pilkington

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/follow-the-rabbit-proof-fence-by-pilkington-doris-and-nugi-garimara-9780702233555

Home

Larissa Behrendt 

https://www.uqp.com.au/books/home.

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia 

Anita Heiss

Winner, Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36985859-growing-up-aboriginal-in-australia

Kullark

Jack Davis

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/14396799

No Sugar

Jack Davis, 1986, (reprinted 2012)

Winner, 1987 Western Australian Premiers Award and 1992 Kate Challis RAKA Award for Indigenous Playwrights.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6673043-no-sugar

Butterfly Song

Terri Janke

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/butterfly-song-9781742280004.

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

https://www.uqp.com.au/books/dropbear

Please knock before you enter: Aboriginal regulation of Outsiders and the implications for researchers

Karen Lillian Martin

https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Please_Knock_Before_You_Enter.html?id=-pZYPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

POETRY

We are going?

Kath Walker – Oodgeroo Noonuccal

https://www.abebooks.com/signed/Going-Kath-Walker-Jacaranda/30311154508/bd

Kindred

Kirli Saunders

Shortlisted for ABIA 2020 Book Awards. Find it at: https://www.magabala.com/products/kindred

Bindi

Kirli Saunders

PLAYS AND MOVIES

The Sapphires, by Tony Briggs, 2004. Helpmann Award winning play, and later adapted to a 2012 film, The Sapphires. Find it at: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-sapphires/dvd/9321337142890.html

Various works by Ronin Films: https://www.roninfilms.com.au/.

KELLEHERS AUSTRALIA

8 DECEMBER 2020

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